SpikeHyzer wrote:After playing the DM Open...I can definitely say that I saw a lot of putts that should have stuck, but didn't. And I would definitely attribute it to the current modification. I would rather have them the way they used to be, compared to the way they are now. Just my two cents worth.
No offense Joe, but id have to argue the other side. When playing in the Team Championships, I didn't notice a single putt, in either round, that oddly "surfed" out of the basket. Granted ive only played those two rounds since the modifications were put in place, but if anything, i was quite surprised at some that did stick. My partner in the first round had a two anhyzer putts that hit the top right link/links, and stuck. I never see that on any other type of basket. The first was on hole 8, which was also the first hole I noticed the modification, as I had forgotten about the chain modification prior to the tournament. Throughout the round I noticed a number of putts stick that I thought otherwise wouldnt have, but im not sure whether they were due to the modification or not, as I was playing with players I had never played with before. When I lived in DSM prior to the modification, I remember being quite frustrated with a number of putts that wouldn't/didn't stick throughout league nights that I thought would have stuck on any other basket. Again, ive only played two rounds since the modification, so my opinion probably doesnt mean anything compared to those who currently live in DM and play there often.